Fewer New Yorkers Stopped and Frisked

The number of people with whom the NYPD got up-close-and-personal declined by 25 percent


New York City police say the number of street stops made under the heavily criticized "stop-and-frisk" strategy is down sharply.

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Friday that the number of people stopped in the second quarter of this year declined about 25 percent, compared with the same three months last year. He said better training and supervision contributed to the decline.